Gandalf Arrives - Lego 9469 - With Gandalf and Frodo

by TerriRexson

Lego 9469 Gandalf Arrives is one of the first sets in the new Lego Lord of the Rings theme for 2012. It's the smallest and cheapest of the initial sets.

Lego 9469 Gandalf Arrives features the scenes at the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring (the first book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) where Gandalf the Grey arrives in Hobbiton on a horse and cart and is greeted by the hobbit Frodo Baggins.

Gandalf has arrived both for fun (he has fireworks in the cart) and on a more serious mission pertaining to a certain ring.

This set come first chronologically in the Lord of the Rings timeline so it's a good set to start with.

Lego 9469 - Gandalf Arrives

Lego Gandalf Arrives is the smallest and cheapest set in the Lego Lord of the Rings range. 

The set features Gandalf with his horse and cart and Frodo Baggins right at the beginning of his adventure in the Lord of the Rings. This is where it all starts. And look on the back of Gandalf's cart, there will be fireworks. 

You can find a fun video that explains the Gandalf Arrives set on the LEGO LOTR minisite

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What Minifigures are Included in Gandalf Arrives?

This set will include Gandalf the Grey and the hobbit Frodo Baggins minifigures. It just wouldn't be Gandalf Arrives any other way! It's going to be interesting to see the size difference between these minifigs - hobbits are much smaller than wizards. In the movie special effects were used to get the relative size of the figures right. 

Oh and there's the horse too, to pull Gandalf's cart. No, it's not Gandalf's horse Shadowfax at this point is it? Shadowfax appears later if I have my Lord of the Rings timeline right. The horse is interesting though - it can rear up on its hind legs, which is new. 

Where can you buy Lego Gandalf Arrives?

From Summer 2012 Lego Gandalf arrives is available from the Lego store and other retailers. 

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Now's a good time to re-read LOTR

Now's a great time to re-read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, starting with the Fellowship of the Ring.

There's a Kindle Edition available, if like me you are moving away from physical books. (I can't imagine getting rid of my paper copies the the LOTR trilogy though!)

When is Lego Gandalf Arrives Released?

Lego Gandalf Arrives is due for release in June 2012. 

How much is Lego Gandalf Arrives?

Lego Gandalf Arrives Price

Brickipedia reports that Lego Gandalf arrives will have a retail price of $12.99. This will be the smallest and cheapest set in the 2012 Lego Lord of the Rings first wave and will make a great starter set. 

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Gandalf Arrives - The Scene

The Gandalf Arrives scene is always bitter sweet to me. It's a lovely scene where Gandalf arrives in the shire and is greeted by Frodo Baggins.

It's where we get the famous 'A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.' quote from Gandalf, delivered with faux gravity. 

I think the Lego Gandalf Arrives Lego set will give me the same feelings that the movie and book do. A happy scene in Hobbiton, with the lovely things that hobbits enjoy, and a wizard at his most relaxed. But with foreshadowing of what's to come. 

My mind races ahead to what I know will come ... Enjoy the moment, I think - both for myself and Gandalf and Frodo. 

Before all that nastiness, there are fireworks to be enjoyed! As we all know, Gandalf doesn't arrive in the shire with an empty cart. And his Lego cart is sure to contain fireworks. 

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More Lego LOTR Sets: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lego 9473 The Mines of Moria is one of the larger sets in the Lego Lord of the Rings range for 2012. It's an important one for LOTR minifigures too.
Lego 9476 The Orc Forge features Saruman's Orcs of Mordor building weapons underground at Isengard. It's one of the medium-sized 2012 LOTR sets.
Lego 9472 Attack on Weathertop is one of the medium-sized sets in the first wave of Lord of the Rings Lego for 2012.

More Lego LOTR Sets: The Two Towers

Lego 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep is the biggest set in the first wave of the Lego Lord of the Rings theme in Summer 2012. Recreate the epic battle.
Lego 9471 Uruk-hai Army is one of the mid-sized sets in the 2012 Lord of the Rings Lego Range. It extends the larger Battle for Helm's Deep set.

More Lego LOTR Sets: Return of the King

Lego 9470 Shelob Attack's is one of the smaller sets in the 2012 Lego Lord of the Rings Range. This is the set where you'll find the very important Samwise the hobbit.
Updated: 08/23/2012, TerriRexson
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